Base Metals

Katanga appoints full time CEO

John Ross, COO of Katanga Mining, has been appointed CEO of the firm effective from January 2010, the company said.

Vedanta’s Gamsberg to rival Sishen for economic importance in Northern Cape

VEDANTA Resources is starting to ramp-up production from its Gamsberg zinc mine at Aggeneys in the Northern Cape in a development which has huge...

Anglo sues Codelco over contract breach

Anglo American has sued Chile's Codelco for breach of contract in a dispute over the diversified miner's south Chilean assets.

Copper, cobalt miners urged to do more to fight DRC corruption,...

COMPANIES mining copper and cobalt in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been urged to do more to fight corruption and child labour, said...

Metorex output stays flat

Copper producer Metorex has said first-half copper output rose 1% compared with the preceding six-months, while production of cobalt fell 6%.

Orion cuts staff, contractors, executives take pay cuts ahead of project...

ORION Minerals had "significantly" reduced the number of employees and contractors in order to conserve cash as the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic...

Zambia mines minister lifts veil on alleged abuses committed by Vedanta’s...

THE Zambian government had applied to liquidate Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) because of the firm's alleged environmental and financial regulation breaches. This is the view...

Hayes in “Rethink” on Concordia copper plan after lessons learned

It’s been three years since Miningmx first wrote about Namaqualand-based mining entrepreneur, Shirley Hayes, and her plans to resurrect copper mining on the site...

Exxaro to decide zinc restart next week

Zincor plans to meet customers' short-term requirements and it will decide early next week when to restart halted operations.

First Quantum calls off 2,500 job cull in favour of talks...

FIRST Quantum Minerals is to end plans to layoff 2,500 workers in Zambia due to higher tax plans in favour of continuing discussions with...